New construction can be boring when builder-grade fixtures don’t reflect your taste and style. When purchasing their home, these clever homeowners knew to bring in a designer right from the beginning to personalize their home. The result? A magnificent kitchen that showcases the room’s soaring ceilings and unique lines.


Designer Mariette Barsoum of Divine poured over the plans and realized that a necessary structural column in the middle of the room could be an eyesore. By wrapping it in the same detailed wood panels as the ones in the dining room, the column now looks as if it was meant to be there and adds a gorgeous focal point to the multi-level island.


The wrought iron details are repeated in the corbels supporting the granite bar, the high backed stools, and the staircase balusters, unifying the kitchen as it flows into the rest of the home. A partnership with a kitchen designer proves that even with new construction you can customize and think beyond the builder’s vision. This gorgeous new home now has a French flair that makes the neighbors envious.

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"Mariette, you and your team have been a pleasure to work with. I am thrilled with my kitchen and my bathroom vanities and would highly recommend your firm. If you ever want to have people stop by my house to show them any of the cabinetry, I would be proud to show off my kitchen and bathrooms. Thank you again and best wishes for much continued success!"

- R.G. Sudbury, MA